Oldham 7k Race Day Information

Your 2017 Milltown Races 7k information pack can now be found here: Milltown Races 7K Competitor Information

Entries will close at 12 noon on Friday 12th May 2017, but places will still be available on the day of the race. You will be able to register from 9.30am at the Lions Den, Alexandra Park.

 

The Oldham 7k is the second in the 2017 Milltown Race Series brought to you by Oldham Community Leisure. The event will start and finish at the Lion’s Den area of the award winning Alexandra Park in Oldham

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Alexandra Park

The Oldham 7k will be held at the award winning Alexandra Park. Registration is at the Lion’s Den (shown above). To find out more about the park and what it has to offer click here.

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Parking Nearby

There is lots of parking at Alexandra Park and we would recommend the car park at the junction of Park Road and Kings Road as this is a short walk to the registration area and start line.

 

 


Registration, baggage and facilities.

Event start time – 11:00am on 14th May 2017.

Registration at the Lion’s Den will open at 9:30am. If you have pre-registered, please arrive early and give your name and we will supply your race number.

Important! Please take time to fill in the medical information on the back of your race number.

The race number is to be fixed on your front and should be visible at all times.
Please be responsible for your own baggage. There are public toilets located a short walk from the start/finish area.

 

 



7K Run Route

The route takes runners through a short stretch of Alexandra Park before heading down Deanshut Clough on quiet lanes; you will then pass through the historic industrial area of The Park Bridge heritage site in the Medlock Valley, well worth exploring on another day!

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/parkbridge

 

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Continuing along further quiet but hillier lanes of Alt hill before emerging onto Lees New Road under Hartshead Pike, the final hill of Abbeyhills Road takes runners back to the park for a great sprint finish to the Lion’s Den along The Promenade.

After the finish line you will receive your well-deserved medal.

There will be a water station situated about halfway round the run route and at the finish line.

It is strongly advised that you familiarise yourself with the route before the event, we will have adequate direction signage in place, and volunteer marshals who are kindly there to help, but it is your responsibility to know the route, if you get lost it is not the marshals fault!

Please take the time to thank the volunteer marshals who have given up their time to support the event and help keep you safe.

 

 


 

Safety Information


Medical information for runners can be found here www.runnersmedicalresource.com/

The first half of the course is relatively traffic free, but listen to marshals when you are entering the Dingle terrace area of Park Bridge as there is a squeeze type stile at the bottom of the narrow track.

The second half of the course is on roads and you are advised by the organisers to adhere to the pedestrian Highway Code and use the pavements where you can.

There are over 30 marshals on the route for your safety so please listen to any advice they may give, especially when crossing road junctions. If you wish to retire from the race, please tell the nearest marshal and they will take your race number.

If you suffer any injury and can´t move on, see the nearest marshal, or wait for the rear running marshal who will advise race HQ.

iPods, MP3 players and other personal music devices are not allowed.
If used, marshals will take the runners number and they will be disqualified, this is for your own safety. The water station is located before the final climb up Abbeyhills Road, please listen to the staff and dispose of your cup responsibly so we can clear up afterwards.

We will try to keep other park users informed of the event but please be courteous to others – we don´t want to give runners a bad name!

Please remember you will be on open roads and therefore you must adhere to the Highway Code, your safety on the roads is your responsibility.

 


 

Prizes and other information

Cash prizes 1st,2nd, 3rd Male and Female and 1st team.

Sports Physio UK will be at the finish line to tend to any aching limbs.

Results will be available to view on the website shortly after the race.